first_imgIndia and Pakistan will hold the second round of officials talks on modalities of Kartarpur corridor will take place on July 14 at Wagah, Pakistan. Taking a step forward to break the deadlock on stalled India-Pakistan officials level talks on Kartarpur Corridor, New Delhi had last week asked Islamabad to pick a date between July 11-14 for the 2nd round of talks which are to take place at Attari-Wagah on the Pakistani side. Agreeing to the date, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has conveyed to India that the second meeting to discuss the draft agreement for finalising the modalities of Kartarpur Corridor and related technical issues will be held on July 14, 2019 at Wagah. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefThe Indian side has been requested to convey the composition of its delegation, it said. “Pakistan remains committed to expedited progress on the matter to ensure that the Corridor is operationalized in time for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak in November 2019,” it added. The 2nd round of talks was originally expected to take place on April 2 but India had postponed the talks as Pakistan had appointed Khalistani elements on a committee associated with the Kartarpur corridor. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC A known Khalistani and close aide of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Gopal Singh Chawla was appointed to Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee which oversees the project on Pakistan side.The first round of India Pakistan talks were held on March 14 on the Indian side of Attari-Wagah border. The focus of the upcoming meeting, if Pakistan agrees, would be to discuss the draft agreement on the Kartarpur corridor which includes movement of pilgrims, alignment and infrastructure along the corridor. India during the first round of talks had proposed that the corridor should be open to Indian citizens and Indian diaspora with 5000 people allowed very day, Pakistan said it can allow only 700 people that too only Indian citizens on designated days with a paid permit.Other than India Pakistan officials level talks, 3 technical level discussions have taken place between both sides to discuss and finalise alignment and other related issues. Work is in full swing on the Indian side of the Kartarpur corridor with 45% of work already completed. India is building a four-lane highway and passenger bus terminal. The deadline for construction for the entire project is October 2019, just a month ahead of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji in November.(Inputs from read more

first_imgGurugram: To make sure that their voice is represented by the leaders during the upcoming assembly elections, a group of around 40 residents of the city have drafted a charter of demands.With a major focus on the protection of the Aravallis, the prominent resident groups have also highlighted other issues ranging from urban planning, environment, water and waste. One of the demands made in the charter is repealing the Punjab Land Preservation (Haryana Amendment) Bill, which the Haryana government had passed in February this year, opening thousands of acres of land in the Aravalli range for real estate development and mining. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The Aravallis is an important zone for groundwater recharge and its degradation is badly affecting the city’s air quality. We want that declaring the Aravallis as deemed forest be an issue taken up this election. The Aravalli Biodiversity Park should also be declared a forest,” said Chetan Agarwal, a city-based environmentalist. The emphasis on the protection of Aravallis comes at a time when residents of villages around the forested area are forced to consume poisonous and polluted water. The sample of water collected from the villages of Baliawas and Bandhwari has shown high amounts of substances that can cause deadly diseases like cancer. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsEarlier too, the water samples collected from the Bandhwari have shown a large number of substances that includes chlorides, nitrites manganese and calcium were way above than even the unhealthy levels. It is important to note that with a landfill site spread around 30 acres in Bandhwari, large amounts of garbage are being dumped daily at the landfill site from Gurugram as well as Faridabad. Over 90 trucks come daily and dump the garbage. A set of demands to tackle Gurugram’s year-round air pollution includes setting up at least six air quality monitors in the city.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement OTTAWA, Ontario — Live Nation Canada, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company, announced that it will continue to grow its presence in the Canadian marketplace with the addition of an office in Ottawa, ON. Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, already produces over 70 shows a year in Ottawa and has a deep knowledge of the local market. Given their proven performance in the region, and the fact that Ottawa is Canada’s sixth largest market for live music, Live Nation Canada sees multiple opportunities to grow the community’s music and live event offerings. Ken Craig has been appointed as Vice President, Ottawa Region to spearhead this effort, and will be based in the new Live Nation office in Ottawa, ON.As an independent promoter and producer based out of Ottawa for the past 20 years, Ken currently oversees a number of entertainment activities throughout Canada including the presentation and production of Jerry Seinfeld’s Canadian concert dates for the past 10 years. Additionally, Ken has been a long term senior contract producer for Live Nation overseeing the production of arena, stadium, and outdoor sites across Canada including the development of a venue production strategy at the new Centre Videotron in Quebec City, and the development of several green field sites including Magnetic Hill in Moncton and most recently, Wesley Clover Park in Ottawa. Ken will bring a wealth of local Ottawa and Northern Ontario operational and marketing knowledge to Live Nation Canada as the organization expands its presence in markets across the country.“Ken has been a colleague for 30 years. His passion for the entertainment business is reflected in his work ethic, as well as in making everyone feel welcome and excited to be participating in live concert experiences,” commented Riley O’Connor, Chairman, Live Nation Canada. “We are proud to officially welcome Ken to the Live Nation Canada family as we continue upon our path of bringing the most vibrant and exciting live entertainment to fans across Canada.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter Advertisement About Live Nation EntertainmentLive Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit read more

first_imgA horrific tropical cyclone making landfall in the midst of election cacophony is not a good idea. It captures headlines briefly and makes for good politics — who did what and who did not. But the fact is that the impacts of Cyclone Fani, which devastated large parts of Odisha and then hit West Bengal and Bangladesh, have not gone away. It has left behind a trail of massive destruction. But what needs to be acknowledged in this tragedy is that there were far less fatalities than ever before. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyThe incredible efforts of scientists, who predicted the path, and the state administration of Odisha — which ensured over a million people were evacuated — deserve praise. The state lost 10,000 people in the 1999 super cyclone. This time, even when wind speeds reached 204 kilometre per hour, the loss of human life was contained to 41. This is no small feat. However, what we need to understand is what Fani means in an increasingly climate-risked world. Every time there is a similar natural disaster, attribution is made to climate change. And every time, there is a pushback, with climate sceptics arguing that there have always been cyclones. But emerging climate models predict increasing intensity and frequency of tropical cyclones. The logic is fairly clear: As oceans warm, there is more moisture and ocean storms will build up to lash the land with devastating wind and rain. Also Read – The future is here!Sceptics will say there is no absolute count, over time, to show that the number of tropical storms have increased. There is some change, but the timescale is not long enough to account the difference. The 2018 Climate Assessment by the World Meteorological Organization found tropical storms in the Northern Hemisphere were up from 63 in the previous year to 74 in 2018; and were roughly the same, 22, in the Southern Hemisphere. So, if you want, at your risk, you could argue that storms will come and go. Why blame climate change? The fact is that there is a big difference, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is finding out. These storms have become increasingly and crazily unpredictable. In recent years, IMD had nearly perfected the science of cyclone forecast, but now it is learning, in real time, to change its methods and to advance its technology to keep pace with this erratic creature of the oceans. The first shock was Ockhi — which hit the Kerala coast in late 2017 and took away many lives. Ockhi transformed from a deep depression to a cyclonic storm in a matter of six hours. We must realise then that the failure to predict and warn was not just human. It was because of the unnatural characteristics — never seen before — of such a tropical storm. It changed direction; it gathered steam when least expected; and, became more intense and more virulent at speeds never seen before. One reason for this changing “nature” of the storm, as scientists later found, was the intense heat pockets in the ocean, which changed the direction and speed of the cyclone. This time, IMD was prepared. They used even more sophisticated equipment and improved their prediction models with this learning. But the speed of change is so rapid that this learning of 2017 was already outdated. Fani intensified from severe to very severe in no time; it also made landfall much ahead of schedule. Then, Fani moved inland — it reached Bhubaneshwar — and there it did not weaken in its wind speed. This is surprising as storms need moisture on land to gather intensity and to lash the land with rain. It is peak summer now — a time when ocean storms never hit in any case. How did it move inland? Why? How can we predict in the future? Fani tells us many things: one, we must invest in the science of weather and in our capacity for governance. Two, we must not count the number of tropical storms to conclude whether the world is risked or not. But most importantly, Fani teaches us that the future is even more risked and even more unpredictable than we imagined. It is time we woke up to this reality. There is no time to lose. (The author is Director General of Centre for Science and Environment and the Editor of Down To Earth magazine. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

PORTLAND, Maine — Genetically engineered salmon is heading to store shelves in the U.S., but it won’t be coming from the biggest salmon farming state in the country.Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies has said American supermarkets could begin selling the much-debated fish by the end of next year. Its fish are modified with added genes from other fish to grow about twice as fast as conventional salmon.The company modifies Atlantic salmon, a species that forms the backbone of the worldwide salmon aquaculture industry. Maine is the biggest producer of conventional Atlantic salmon in the U.S., sometimes producing more than 35 million pounds (15.9 million kilograms) of salmon per year, and its industry is poised to grow. Two new major salmon farms are in the approvals process in the state.But fish farmers in Maine are not considering using the genetically engineered fish, said Sebastian Belle, executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Association. Numerous conditions would have to be met before that would change, including customers requesting the fish in stores, he said. The group also feels the environmental assessment of the fish conducted by regulators was not rigorous enough, Belle said.“Our competitors would have to be using them and that would have to be giving our competitors an advantage in the marketplace,” Belle said. “We have no interest in growing GMO salmon, but we reserve the right to reassess that position.”AquaBounty’s salmon is the first genetically modified, or GMO, animal to be approved for human consumption. It has become a touchstone for the international debate about genetic engineering and food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed off on the fish as safe to eat. The genetically modified salmon are also approved for sale in Canada.The company’s Indiana facility recently received the first batch of genetically engineered salmon eggs in the U.S., and they should be ready for harvesting in the final quarter of 2020, said AquaBounty spokesman Dave Conley.Other growers hoping to use the technology will face hurdles, he said. Fish farmers who want to use the eggs need FDA-approved, land-based facilities with containment features, and they will face regulatory oversight, he said.Genetically engineered salmon have faced numerous regulatory delays since a Canadian research team first developed them in the 1980s. Conley has said the goal of genetically modifying the fish is to “produce food more efficiently and more responsibly.”But consumers, fish farmers and retailers are slow to warm to the idea. Some retail chains have flatly refused to sell the genetically engineered fish. The International Salmon Farmers Association issued a statement years ago that it “firmly rejects” the idea because of environmental concerns. The group’s president, Trond Davidsen, said that position still holds.Nordic Aquafarms, a Norwegian firm, is planning a salmon farming operation in Belfast, Maine, that would be one of the largest in the United States. Erik Heim, the company’s president of U.S. operations, said genetically engineered fish are not part of the plan.“Based on practices and knowledge of consumers in our market at least, our decision is we will not pursue that,” Heim said. “It’ll be interesting to see how that goes with them.”Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press read more

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays a visit to the UNMISS Tomping Protection of Civilians Site, meets with President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe ‹ › With all this in mind, Mr. Ban said he is “strongly supporting” the expressed intent President Kiir and Mr. Machar to attend peace talks, set to resume Friday, 9 May, in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. He had met with President Kiir in the capital and had spoken by phone with Mr. Machar. While the UN and the international community are committed to providing humanitarian assistance, “we hope that peace will be regained as soon as possible,” continued the UN chief.“At the same time, I am urging the leaders and all those commanders of military units to fully protect the civilian population and also respect human rights and human dignity. Those who [commit] crimes against …international humanitarian law (and) human rights laws, they will have to be brought to justice,” he declared.The Secretary-General added that President Kiir had assured him that the United Nations – including the leadership of the UN Mission – have his full support.Saying that he is proud of the courage shown by UNMISS, Mr. Ban added that by opening its gates around the country, the Mission had saved tens of thousands of lives.While in the country, the Secretary-General visited the Tomping civilian protection site, which is currently home to some 21,000 South Sudanese civilians. He was able to see the hardship faced by the families living in the camp and pledged to them the UN’s support. “I think this is absolutely necessary at this time. Since this crisis [began with] political issues…it is only natural that President Salva Kiir and Dr. [Riek] Machar sit down together to address [it] through dialogue, in a peaceful way,” said Mr. Ban at press conference in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, wrapping up his one-day visit. The Secretary-General said he will continue to emphasize to the two leaders that “even though they may have some different political views, there is nothing which they cannot overcome. They are same people, same country – this is their country.”The UN chief arrived in the world’s youngest nation amid a conflict which began in mid-December 2013 as a political dispute between President Kiir and his former deputy president, Mr. Machar, who had been forced from office earlier that year. The in-fighting has since erupted into full-fledged conflict believed to have left thousands dead and which has forced tens of thousands to seek refuge at UN bases around the country. The crisis has also been marked by numerous grave human rights violations. Mid-April also saw an upsurge in sectarian violence, with mass killings in Bentiu and Bor.The Secretary-General said that when he visited the country three years ago for its independence ceremony, South Sudan had been full of joy, excitement and hope for the better future. “Yet today, I am standing here with a…heavy, heavy heart,” he said, noting that he was frustrated and saddened by what he had seen on this current trip. “I visited displaced persons who are now being accommodated in the UNMISS [UN Mission in South Sudan] compound. The United Nations will continue to help them so that they will be able to return to their homes as soon as possible,” he said. read more

Actions taken by the General Assembly – the universal body that comprises all 193 UN Members States – included revising the Organization’s budget for the 2016-2017 biennium to $5.61 billion and approving $639.53 million to keep the 33 UN special political missions running smoothly. In another text, the General Assembly called for $1.57 million gross ($1.46 million net) before recosting to continue improving UN’s administration of justice system. The call had been deemed necessary after an independent review last year concluded that, despite increasing transparency, only about half of the workforce had access to the system and many were unaware of it. The Assembly also adopted a wide-ranging human resources resolution aimed at finishing major reforms begun half dozen years ago. It also tasked the Secretary-General to investigate the reasons for delays at each stage of the staff selection and recruitment as well as made some changes to recruitment processes on a provisional basis as a pilot phase. Also yesterday, the General Assembly adopted 11 resolutions from its plenary and First Committee (dealing with disarmament and international security matters) tackling a wide range of issues, including nuclear disarmament, oceans and international law. read more

The Ohio State field hockey team will now be waiting on the edge of its seat Tuesday night when it will be finding out if it claimed one of the at-large bids into the 2011 NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes (12-8, 4-2) fell to the host-school, Penn State, 1-0 in a defensive battle on Friday afternoon. By losing in the semifinals of the 2011 Big Ten tournament, the Buckeyes will now need their season resume to make their case as they now stand on the bubble of being a tournament team. The Scarlet and Gray advanced to the semifinals after they defeated Michigan State, 2-1, just the day before when they scored two second-half goals against the Spartans to pave their road to their eventual loss to the Nittany Lions in the next round. The Buckeyes’ play was hindered by the strong Nittany Lions defense, which ranks at the top of the conference. “It’s tough when you are going against a goalie like theirs (Ayla Halus), who was just selected as First Team All-Big Ten this season,” senior captain Ally Tunitis said. “They are a really good team, but we played to the best of our ability.” It was clear heading into the Big Ten tournament that the team truly needed to capture the title as the No. 2 seed and a frontrunner to make it a lock to be in the NCAA Championships. “The automatic bid is what we are going for,” head coach Anne Wilkinson said prior to the tournament. All the Buckeyes can do now is sit and wait as they will be unsure of the future of their season until the selection show, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a live stream on “It was unfortunate it had to end on one stroke,” Tunitis said. “If we don’t get the bid to the tournament, we will still be proud of how we played.” Penn State will now face top-seeded Michigan at 2 p.m. Sunday in the championship game as the Buckeyes will await their destiny. read more

Sign up for Your Royal Appointment – for everything you need to know about the Royal Family, direct to your inbox each week. However a source close to the Yorks said they were “upset” by the snub.Doubts over Prince Philip’s attendance come after the Telegraph reported that “Fergie” will be treated as “part of the family” on the big day, even though she hasn’t spoken to her former father-in-law since she divorced Prince Andrew in 1996.Philip once described Sarah Ferguson as “odd and pointless” and is said to still blame her toe-sucking antics for bringing shame on the royal family in the Nineties.Although Sarah is still close to the Queen, holidaying with her at Balmoral for the third year running in August, Philip is always notably absent when she stays in the Scottish castle with her ex-husband and daughters Eugenie, 28, and Beatrice. The Duke of Edinburgh will make a last minute decision as to whether to attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding, royal sources have told the Telegraph.At 97, Prince Philip now operates on a “wake up and see how I feel” basis, according to insiders.A well-placed source said: “The Duke of Edinburgh may not go to the wedding, just as he and the Queen did not attend Prince Louis christening in July.“There’s not a three line whip on these family occasions. Not unreasonably, when you consider his age, the Duke of Edinburgh will decide on the morning of the wedding if he’s going to be there. He now very much operates on a ‘wake up and see how I feel’ basis.”–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The revelation comes after it was announced Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, would not be attending Friday’s 11am ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, because she is carrying out a series of engagements in Scotland.Her spokesman said the invitation to help local schools celebrate harvest festival “pre-dated” the wedding invitation she received from Eugenie and her fiance Jack Brooksbank several months ago. He denied reports that it was because Camilla did not get on with the mother of the bride, the Duchess of York. “They get on very well, the couple has no issue with it – they have known about the diary clash for some time.” Her latest trip to the Highlands coincided with Princess Beatrice’s 30th birthday celebrations, where the Queen was guest of honour but the Duke did not attend. The Queen, 92, and the Duke are understood to have already travelled down from Balmoral to London in preparation for spending the weekend in Windsor.A royal insider added: “The royals are like any family in the sense they try to make family occasions but it is not always possible. I’m sure he would love to be there to see his granddaughter get married but no one would blame the Duke if he didn’t feel up to attending the wedding on the day – he’s only three years off 100.” read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt releases CGX oil contractFebruary 18, 2018In “Business”Guyana to place temporary block on remaining oil blocks- Govt AdvisorNovember 8, 2018In “Business”Eco Atlantic sells majority shares in oil licence to French firmSeptember 27, 2017In “Business” Government on Friday released its petroleum agreement signed by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman in 2016 with Tullow Guyana BV and Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas, Inc.According to the Natural Resources Ministry, the terms of the contract are the same as those for Esso (Exploration and Production) Guyana Ltd and partners Hess and CNOOC Nexen and CGX.Similar to the CGX contract that was signed in 2013, when no oil deposits were discovered, Government agreed to a one per cent royalty. In addition, a 53 per cent share of profit oil and gas; after recoverable costs have been satisfied was negotiated.Moreover, Government has agreed to stand the cost of all the company’s income taxes while exempting the contractors from the Property Tax Act, Value Added Tax and Corporation Taxes.However, the two contracts (CGX and Tullow/ Eco Atlantic) differ when it comes to the amount the contractors will pay Government on the annual Licence rental charge. CGX in its Production Sharing Agreement is required to pay US$100, 000 for every year the licence remains in force, while Tulllow/Eco oil is only required to pay US$40, 000.The Production Sharing Agreement also stipulates that all recoverable contract costs be recovered from the value of a volume of crude oil produced and sold from the contract area in any month to an equivalent amount of 75 per cent of the total production.Tullow Oil, parent company of Tullow Guyana BV is an oil and gas exploration and production company, which has interests in 90 exploration and production licences across 16 countries that are in West Africa, East Africa and ‘New Ventures’, which includes Guyana and French Guiana.Meanwhile, Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas, Inc was incorporated in January 2011 as Eco Oil and Gas Limited as a small independent international oil and gas exploration company based in Toronto, Canada.The signed agreement, sees Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas, Inc having a 40 per cent interest in the Orinduik Block while Tullow Oil has 60 per cent.In February of this year Eco Atlantic and Tullow revealed that the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana could potentially contain in excess of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent.The Orinduik Block is located up dip and just a few kilometers from ExxonMobil’s recent Liza and Payara discoveries confirming, by Exxon’s estimates, in excess of 1.5 billion barrels of recoverable oil.Eco Atlantic and Tullow had said in a release that leads are up dip from the Liza discoveries located on the Stabroek Block and are currently being evaluated and matured to prospect status on recently acquired 3D survey data. read more

first_imgAs the mining sector enters a phase of renewed opportunity, it is more urgent than ever for miners and explorers to assure investors and stakeholders that their Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimates can be trusted. Addressing delegates at a seminar at SRK’s Johannesburg office in February, Mark Noppe, corporate consultant and SRK Australia Chairman in SRK Consulting’s Brisbane office in Australia, advised that there are still surprisingly large gaps in the assurance systems that companies use to protect against inaccuracy of reporting exploration results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves.“Compared to assurance frameworks for financial, legal and environmental governance, there is still too little attention paid to systems related to Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves,” said Noppe. “This should not be the case, as resources and reserves represent the key assets of a mining company; senior management, boards and external stakeholders need firm assurance on the accuracy of estimated and reported technical information.”He noted that despite the guidance available in the industry – and even with many companies requiring peer reviews or audits of the generation and reporting of this data – these processes were often still carried out infrequently or ineffectively.“At this stage in the commodity cycle, when companies are still running lean or relying on teams with limited technical and management oversight experience, the risk of errors is particularly high,” he said. “There is often also a lack of mentoring in today’s working environment, and not enough time allowed for technical oversight and good peer reviews.”Noppe highlighted the fact that only about 2% of financial investment globally finds its way into the mining sector – a warning sign to the industry that it needed to preserve and improve its risk perception in the eyes of investors. In addition, mining regulators were increasingly interested in how mining and exploration companies managed this risk through internal regulatory systems.“Better assurance processes are vital for the sector to address the crisis of confidence that exists in certain quarters,” he said. “It goes beyond only verifying the technical data; rather, it extends to having enough of the right expertise, and putting in place appropriate structures and processes.”To be effective, the assurance of reliable Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve reporting must be included in a company’s risk management and control framework, he argued.“The assurance process really requires three layers of defence,” said Noppe. “Firstly, there should be a layer of self-validation and peer review when the work is performed; secondly, a layer of internal peer review and oversight is required; and thirdly, a level of independent review or audit is needed – one that is administered and monitored by appropriately mandated levels of management or board oversight.”He described peer reviews as ideally carried out at the same time that the data is prepared, where estimation procedures are selected and estimates are validated – before the sharing of results between disciplines or the final reporting of results.“Audits, on the other hand, are generally retrospective reviews by independent or external reviewers,” he said. “They rate the risks inherent to an already completed process, identifying opportunities for improvements in the future.”He emphasised that companies need at least a system of internal peer review to verify or validate the results generated prior to reporting.“Assurance tries to build a chain of information and decisions, but our total confidence in Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimations is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain,” said Noppe. “Lack of internal control is indeed a weak link that needs to be strengthened urgently – not only to reduce risk in an individual company’s reporting but to improve the credibility of the sector as a whole.”last_img read more

first_imgLa LPO s’inquiète pour le milan royal, victime d’empoisonnementDepuis le début de l’année, neuf cadavres de milans royaux, rapace jusqu’alors commun, ont été retrouvés en France, victimes probablement d’empoisonnements. Extrêmement inquiète pour l’avenir de l’espèce déjà vulnérable, la ligue de protection des oiseaux (LPO) réclame l’application et le respect de la loi sur la protection de la nature.Le milan royal, “ce rapace encore commun il y a 30 ans dans l’hexagone, s’avère être aujourd’hui gravement menacé”, déplore la LPO sur son site Internet. Depuis le début de l’année, neuf milans royaux ont été retrouvés morts en France. Les oiseaux ont certainement été empoisonnés volontairement, alerte l’association qui révèle que “les autopsies réalisées sur sept d’entre eux ont, d’ores et déjà, révélé un tableau lésionnel compatible avec une intoxication par convulsivants et notamment des inhibiteurs de cholinestérases (produits utilisés comme insecticides ou molluscicides)”. En 2010, ce sont 28 cadavres de milans royaux qui avaient ainsi été découverts. La plupart avaient été victimes d’empoisonnements, avec comme principale substance le carbofuran, un produit interdit à la vente en France depuis décembre 2008. “Il est donc certain que ces empoisonnements correspondent à des actes volontaires dirigés contre la faune sauvage, et particulièrement contre ceux dénommés à tort comme ‘nuisibles'”, tels que les renards, les fouines, ou les rapaces, explique la LPO.A ce jour, la France abrite 2.650 couples nicheurs, soit la deuxième population mondiale de milans royaux après l’Allemagne. “Notre pays assume donc une lourde responsabilité dans la conservation de ce rapace nécrophage, présent uniquement en Europe”, insiste la LPO. En outre, les empoisonnements de rapaces ne sont pas limités à la France, mais seraient répandus dans toute l’Europe, menaçant alors le Plan d’action européen pour le milan royal, mis en place par la Commission européenne.À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousCette pratique menace une espèce déjà vulnérable, souligne l’association. En seulement six ans, entre 2002 et 2008, la population nicheuse du milan royal a en effet chuté de 20% en France, victime des nouvelles méthodes d’agriculture, et de “l’emploi massif de la bromadiolone dans la lutte contre les campagnols terrestres”, souligne l’association avant de déplorer l’autorisation d’utilisation de cette substance dans des zones où vivent des milans royaux, en Auvergne, et en Champagne-Ardenne notamment. L’association réclame alors l’application et le respect de la loi sur la protection de la nature, le milan royal étant comme tous les rapaces de France, protégé depuis 1972. La LPO exige l’interdiction de tous les produits dangereux pour la faune sauvage. Elle réclame aussi “que ceux interdits en France ne circulent plus librement sur notre territoire et que des sanctions soient prises à l’encontre des auteurs de ces faits délictueux”.Le 3 avril 2011 à 15:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen Now Playing Up Next What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff Show ResultsJanuary 29, 2017San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome)Results by: Jason Namako of“The Irish Lass Kicker” Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella and Naomi vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Mickie James and “The Queen of Harts” NatalyaNatalya and Nikki start. Natalya taunts Nikki, who slaps her in response. Natalya quickly tags Bliss in. Nikki works over Bliss and gets 2. Naomi in, double dropkick by Naomi and Nikki to Bliss. Natalya in, Naomi blocks a snap suplex, but Bliss comes in. Lynch now in, then Mickie, then Nikki and the babyfaces hit a triple suplex! Team Bliss heads outside as Nikki and Lynch nail them with baseball slides, followed by Naomi wiping out everyone with a slingshot plancha!– Commercial –Back from commercial as Lynch with clotheslines and a dropkick to Natalya. Lynch begins to bring that straight fire to Natalya, hitting the springboard sidekick in the corner, followed by a forearm off the apron. Mickie then sends Lynch into the barricade, followed by Natalya hitting a snap suplex to Lynch on the outside!Back in, Natalya works over Lynch, who gets free, but Natalya stops a tag and drives Lynch into her corner. Mickie in and unloads with shots to Lynch. Bliss in, does the same, continuing to work over Lynch. Bliss distracts the ref, allowing Mickie to get a cheap shot in from the apron. Bliss gets 2. Natalya in and she and Bliss drive down Lynch by the hair. Lynch then rolls up Natalya for 2. Natalya comes back with a clothesline for 2. Michinoku Driver by Natalya, then takes a shot at Naomi. Lynch blocks a German, but Bliss blind tags in. Lynch nails Bliss and goes to tag in Nikki, but Natalya pulls Nikki off the apron. Lynch with an inside cradle to Bliss for 2, followed by an enziguri.Naomi in, springboard crossbody to Bliss, dropkick takes out Natalya and Mickie. Flip-Over Clothesline and a Sit-Out Facebuster by Naomi, followed by the Speedball Series and an enziguri for 2. Mickie breaks up the pin, Lynch with the Bex-Plex to Mickie, then Nikki with a Spear to Natalya. Naomi with a shot to Bliss from the apron, followed by a split-legged moonsault for the win.Winners: “The Irish Lass Kicker” Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella and Naomi by pinfall (Split-Legged Moonsault)Team Naomi celebrates their win after.RAW Tag Team Titles (two referees assigned): “The Swiss Superman” Cesaro and “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus (c’s) vs. The Club (“Machine Gun” Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows)Cesaro quickly with a shot to Anderson for 2. Deadlift Gutwrench Suplex by Cesaro for 2. Slingshot Shoulder Block by Sheamus for 2. Cesaro back in, Finlay Roll/Double Stomp combo by the champions for 2. Anderson comes back with a Step-Up Kick in the corner. Gallows in, but Sheamus regains control and hits a running knee drop for 2. Cesaro in, but Gallows hits him with a back body drop. The Club continues to take control.– Commercial –Back from commercial as Gallows keeps working over Cesaro. Cesaro comes back with a Muscle-Plex to Gallows. Gallows stops a tag, but Cesaro breaks free and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus makes a comeback, hitting Irish Hammers and a corner spin kick to the Club, followed by the Beats of the Bodhiran to Gallows. Top Rope Clothesline by Sheamus, followed by an assisted White Noise by the champions for 2. Gallows stops the Cesaro Swing, Anderson in, takes out Sheamus, then rolls up Cesaro with his feet on the ropes, but the second referee catches him. Cesaro hits Swiss Death on Anderson for a close 2. Anderson blocks the Neutralizer, but then Cesaro hits the Swiss-19 on Anderson, followed by a Top Rope Crossbody for 2. Anderson with a backslide for 2. They exchange uppercuts, then Anderson with a spinebuster for 2. The Club goes for the Magic Killer, but Sheamus stops it. Anderson avoids the Brogue Kick and Sheamus accidentally hits the first ref! Cesaro with the Cesaro Swing to Anderson as the second ref takes over the match. Sharpshooter applied by Cesaro, but Gallows breaks it up. Anderson covers, but Sheamus breaks it up. Sheamus and Gallows brawl as it begins to break down. Sheamus almost hits the second ref, but then the Club hits him with the Magic Killer. Cesaro gets rid of Gallows, but Anderson rolls him up, hooking the tights to steal the titles.Winners and NEW RAW Tag Team Champions: The Club by pinfall (Roll-Up w/tights)The Club celebrate their title win after as Cesaro can’t believe what happened.“The Boss” Sasha Banks vs. Nia JaxNia quickly drives Sasha into the ropes. Sasha avoids a charge, hits Shotgun Knees in the corner. Sasha unloads with shots, but Nia catches Sasha off the ropes and drives her into the corner, followed by an avalanche. Nia with a biel, then mows down Sasha with a running body attack.– Commercial –Back from commercial as Nia continues to work over Sasha. Sasha goes for the Bank Statement, but Nia shoos her off. Nia then goes to work on the injured knee of Sasha. Sasha avoids a charge, sending Nia into the ringpost. Sasha hits Meteora for 2 as Nia powers out. Nia then hits a Pop-Up Samoan Drop for the win.Winner: Nia Jax by pinfall (Pop-Up Samoan Drop)Nia stands tall over the fallen Sasha after.Segment where RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon bans Seth Rollins from the Royal Rumble for attempting to go after Triple H at NXT TakeOver, plus she will address Rollins’ actions on RAW tomorrow night.Segment where hometown boy, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, appears before the live San Antonio crowd.Coverage for the Royal Rumble PPV begins at 7PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms Becky Lynch’s Removal From Survivor SeriesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgA man who’s accused in two armed robberies of Vancouver pharmacies is now suspected in a third violent robbery, in Portland, along with another man. Police say all of the robberies are part of a series that they’ve been investigating.Keith B. Woody Jr., 24, of Portland and Ceontae S. Poston, 18, residence unavailable, robbed the Milwaukie Mart in Southeast Portland on Oct. 9, according to the Portland Police Bureau.Portland police responded at about 2:40 p.m. to the market, 4401 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., and found an employee suffering from a head wound. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment, according to a news release.The victim told police that two men entered the market and ordered him to get down on the floor. One of the assailants was armed with a handgun and struck the victim in the face with the weapon. The victim’s 5-year-old daughter was in the store at the time but hid, the news release said.The suspects, later identified by police as Woody and Poston, left the market with an undisclosed amount of cash.Woody, Poston, and a third man, 19-year-old Keandre D. Brown of Portland, were arrested Oct. 20 by officers from the Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force near Southeast 107th Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard. A fourth man, identified in court records as Cedric A. Jones, 29, was also arrested on a parole violation. All of the men had warrants for their arrest out of Oregon.last_img read more

first_imgSrikakulam: The ban imposed on sand mining by the government is causing too much hike of its price and turned as a costly material in construction field than cement and iron. The customers in need of sand have to get permission from the concerned mandal tahsildar and per tractor load of sand, one has to pay Rs 1,100 to the government. To transport sand, the customers have to arrange tractor, driver and locate the sand heaps which are already stored near the rivers. These three facilities have to be arranged by the customer only and revenue department will not take any responsibility. After paying Rs 1100 per each tractor load of sand, the concerned tahsildar will give permission to get sand. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us In addition to it, the customer has to purchase sand from the owners by paying Rs 1,500-Rs 2,000 per each load and he has to bear rent for tractor, driver charges and wages for workers to load the sand into tractor from the heaps. The customer has to bear the risk for tractor if any other officials like vigilance and enforcement, mines and geology and police stopped the vehicle and pose queries or otherwise customer has to satisfy them by paying something. For paying all these charges, wages, formalities and vehicle rent, the total amount per tractor load of sand will cross Rs 4,000. Also Read – A mother abandoned newborn baby girl in Chirala Advertise With Us “I need three tractors of sand to complete my house works but unable to satisfy all these requirements, which put additional burden on me to make payments,” said Kuna Sridhar of Vanjangi village in Amudalavalasa mandal. During the TDP regime mafia exploited the sand from rivers with alleged support of MLAs and ministers. Now, such kind of mafia not witnessed but sand is not available to common man. “Due to non-availability of sand, building workers lost their livelihood,” stated Building Workers Union district secretary M Adinarayana.last_img read more

first_img In this new effort, the researchers sought to extend prior research done by Thomas Ebbesen and colleagues in 1998 where it was discovered that holes, made in a metal sheet that were smaller than the wavelength of light shone on it, allowed more light to pass through than expected—a property that has come to be known as extraordinary optical transmission. Subsequent research found the principle did not apply to sound waves due to rigid parts of the barrier reflecting back most of the applied sound. The researchers on this new team suspected that altering certain aspects of the barrier might allow for the property to hold for sound after all.They began by drilling several holes (10 millimeters in diameter) in a 5-millimeter -thick piece of metal. Next, they placed a speaker on one side of the “wall” and a microphone on the other. With just the holes, they found the wall blocked sound almost as effectively as if there were no holes drilled in it. Next, they covered one side of the wall with a thin tensioned membrane (plastic wrap). After playing the sound again, the researchers discovered that the addition of the membrane allowed much more sound to pass through the wall—on average 80 percent more—almost as if the wall weren’t there at all.The membrane, the team explains, allows for “zero resistance” as the sound encounters the holes. At the resonance frequency of the membrane (1200 hertz), air moved in the holes as if it had no mass at all. That in turn allowed sound waves to move through very quickly. The sound in the holes was actually concentrated as it passed through, suggesting that the technique might be used as a way to magnify small signals. One application of this discovery could be walls that serve as security barriers. More information: Giant Acoustic Concentration by Extraordinary Transmission in Zero-Mass Metamaterials, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 244302 (2013) demonstrate 97%, 89%, and 76% transmission of sound amplitude in air through walls perforated with subwavelength holes of areal coverage fractions 0.10, 0.03, and 0.01, respectively, producing 94-, 950-, and 5700-fold intensity enhancements therein. This remarkable level of extraordinary acoustic transmission is achieved with thin tensioned circular membranes, making the mass of the air in the holes effectively vanish. Imaging the pressure field confirms incident-angle independent transmission, thus realizing a bona fide invisible wall. Applications include high-resolution acoustic sensing. New experiment helps explain extraordinary optical transmission Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Researchers discover way to allow 80 percent of sound to pass through walls (2013, June 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img Explore further ( —A team of researchers in Korea has discovered a way to allow sound to pass through walls almost as if they were not there at all. As the group describes in their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the technique involves drilling very small holes in a wall and then tightly covering them with a thin sheet of plastic. Credit: Oula Lehtinen/Wikipedia This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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